Career Focus: Tech Placement Outlook 2018

IMG_8246 - Apoorvi Varshney

Name: Apoorvi Varshney

Branch: Mathematics and Computing

Company Name: Rivigo

Location: Gurgaon

Profile: Software Developer


How have the placements for your branch been this year? Please share the highlights of the placements season so far.

In just one month after the beginning of the placement season, 21 students from Mathematics and Computing have been placed, including those with PPO. Reputed firms like Microsoft, Flipkart, Adobe, Samsung, Uber have visited the campus and offered amazing packages.


What did you give more weightage to – The Profile Offered or the Company Reputation?

Getting a favourable profile was always my first priority. Rivigo, being among the fastest growing startups, interested me more because I knew I had a greater scope to learn and grow over here.


Why did you select the particular profile and what parameters did you consider before making your choice?

Coding has always been interesting for me. It constantly requires my mind to think creatively and challenges me to find the optimal solution using minimum space and time complexity.

Secondly, software developers are in great demand as the market is in constant need of new softwares.

Third and most important, it is highly-paid.


What were the type of Selection Tests (Rounds)?

1) Online coding test – It comprised of 2 coding questions – one was a simple dynamic programming question, and other one used the concept of graphs.

2) 3 technical interviews – Each of 45- 60 minutes duration.


How did you prepare for the selection test?

A little bit of competitive coding on Hackerearth would help to clear the online coding round. For the interview preparation, I joined an online course from Coding Ninjas to brush up my concepts of OOPS, DBMS and OS. Post that, I practised questions from Interviewbit. Reviewing the interview experiences from Geeksforgeeks also helped me a lot in cracking the rounds.  


Could you offer some tips to ace the interview round?

  1. Practice some puzzles and aptitude questions.
  2. The key to ace the interview is to keep interacting with the interviewer. Keep asking questions and keep discussing your approach. The interviewer should understand the way you are proceeding.
  3. Always remember to be calm and confident.

Any advice you would like to give to the juniors?

  1. Try having at least 2 fully prepared projects/internships for your resume.
  2. Never lie on your resume. The interviewers are smart people.
  3. Try coding question on pen and paper.
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